Oath Keepers Founder Wants McCain Hung for Treason

Stewart Rhodes, the founder and still the leader of the Oath Keepers, a group that likes to pretend that they’re just about encouraging police and military personnel to follow the Constitution, is so unhinged that he thinks John McCain should be “hung by the neck until dead” for treason.

Rhodes was taking part in an event featuring opponents of a proposed constitutional convention, including Andy Biggs, the Republican president of the Arizona state senate, and “constitutional sheriff” Richard Mack, both of whom sat alongside Rhodes as he gave his remarks…

The “GOP good-ol’-boy network,” Rhode said, “were simply getting their preordained, anointed candidate who would go along with the program of the destruction of this country.”

“John Cain [sic] is a traitor to the Constitution,” he added. “He should be tried for treason before a jury of his peers — which he would deny you, he supports your denial of a jury trial, he supported the NDAA saying that he could just have the president slam you into a brig in North Carolina or South Carolina or wherever else he wanted to, try you by military tribunal and have you executed. He would deny you the right for trial to jury, but we will give him a trial for jury, and then after we convict him, he should be hung by the neck until dead. But that was their candidate!”

These are the same people that keep showing up at places like the Bundy ranch armed to the teeth, just itching for a showdown with the government. And frankly, part of me almost wants to give them their wish.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Trial denial? NDAA? Military tribunal?

    It’s nice to see these patriotic, Constitution-loving Americans jump to the defense of the people held in Gitmo.

  • http://healthvsmedicine.blogspot.com cervantes

    Man I have to give you props. How can you stand to spend your days wading through all this drek? You must have a cast iron cerebral cortex, that’s all I can say. But I guess somebody has to do it.

  • StevoR

    Stewart Rhodes, … (snip) .., is so unhinged that he thinks John McCain should be “hung by the neck until dead” for treason.

    Fucking hell! What the fuck? Really? I, ah, well, can’t even .. dafuck?

  • John Hinkle

    …we will give him a trial for jury, and then after we convict him, he should be hung by the neck until dead.

    Ha ha ha! Surely that’s just the wine talking, right?

    Hello?

  • StevoR

    A trail for jury?

    By Judge then I presume? For jury instead of by jury … Jury trials are worthy of execution now?

    Even by Plutonian rightwing standards this is out there – further out than Sedna now I reckon!

    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90377_Sedna )

  • whheydt

    Re: cervantes @ #2…

    Good grief! Is that the secret? Does Ed Brayton have a Babbage Engine for a brain? Have you ever *seen* a working Babbage Engine? (I have…the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA has the second one ever made…it weighs 5 tons.)

  • colnago80

    The Promise Keepers sounds like an outfit that ole Michael Egnor would be a member of.

  • whheydt

    Minor grammar nitpick….the title should say “hanged” rather than “hung”, unless you think that these guys think McCain is the Bastard King of England.

  • John Pieret

    Thank goodness “patriots” like Stewart Rhodes are around to ferret out the “Manchurian Candidates” produced by being in the Hanoi Hilton for 5 years*.

    _______________________________________________

    * Yeah, McCain may have made more of a career out of that than it was worth but, still, to see fucking pipsqueaks like Rhodes denigrate someone whose shoes he couldn’t begin to fill still burns my butt.

  • dingojack

    “He would deny you the right for trial to jury, but we will give him a trial for jury, and then after we convict him, he should be hung by the neck until dead.”

    I’d suggest, whheydt, that you take your pedantry to the source.

    @@ Dingo

  • D. C. Sessions

    These are the same people that keep showing up at places like the Bundy ranch armed to the teeth, just itching for a showdown with the government. And frankly, part of me almost wants to give them their wish.

    You know that eventually they’ll get it, don’t you? Because they’ll keep dialling it up until they do. Someone on an overpass behind concrete with a sniper rifle will find the opportunity too good to pass up.

  • busterggi

    Perhaps if we can get a rumor started that the Feds have planted black undercover agents into right-wing groups after transforming them to appear white they will kill each other off.

  • sharonb

    And these clowns condemn the Baltimore rioters for resorting to violence!

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    …including Andy Biggs, the Republican president of the Arizona state senate…

    Jesus fuck. This is why the Republican Party is beyond redemption. It’s one thing for nutcases who want to commit murder and treason to get together for a confab, it’s something else entirely for it to have the implicit endorsement of one of the highest ranking officials in Arizona.

  • A Masked Avenger

    Uh, this nut job aside, but the NDAA and USA PATRIOT acts ARE a radical gutting of the Constitution–in fact of the Magna Carta. Supporting them can reasonably be called treason and/or crimes against humanity.

    Quite a few government officials should be sent to The Hague, including Bush, Cheney, Clinton (for crippling the Sudanese supply of pharmaceuticals), and Obama (for waging war in Libya after Congress specifically passed a declaration of non-war).

    I kid, of course. The Hague is for brown, foreign war criminals, not American ones. When we kill more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein, it’s obvious that Saddam should be tried and Bush should not. Because by definition we don’t commit crimes against humanity. We act with the noblest intentions; we just innocently goof up sometimes.

  • dingojack

    Masked Avenger — I refer you to the US Constitution, Article 3, Section 3, first paragraph.

    Dingo